Career and College Promise (CCP)
CCP Information 2020-2021
CCP Applications & Registrations for 2020-21 School Year
Each of these steps must be completed, or your request will not be processed, and you will not be registered for a course.
Please review this document prior to completing the application process: Registration and Pathway Tips
- Pre-Advisement Survey (Electronic form)
- CMHS CCP Student Application (coral paper form in S3– sign both sides & submit to S3 by deadline)
- CCP Course Registration Form (electronic form)
- RCCC Career & College Promise Application - *NEW* CCP applicants only; electronic application, under "Step to Apply"
- RCCC Student Agreement *NEW* CCP applicants only; electronic form, under "Steps to Apply"
Other Helpful Documents
Flex Policies and Form - Required if you request to "FLEX" or work off-campus for your online course.
CCP Applications for 2020-2021
Applications for the next school year are now available in the S3 office. Complete all steps of the application process by the deadline in order to be eligible.
Due January 31st, 2020.
CCP Information Night for Parents & Students
Thursday, January 9th @ 6:30 pm
*NCHS & CMHS
The Career & College Promise Program is a state-sponsored collaboration between North Carolina public high schools and public colleges and universities across North Carolina. CCP allows qualified students to take tuition-free courses that earn high school and college credits at the same time. Courses taken in the College Transfer Pathway receive AP -level high school credit (weighted) and will transfer to many four-year colleges and universities. Courses taken in the Career & Technical Education Pathway receive standard high school credit (non-weighted) and can help students complete diploma, certificate or degree programs at community colleges.
Many high school students are taking dual-credit/dual-enrollment courses to get an early start on their college and career education. Because North Carolina pays tuition costs for CCP, Cabarrus County Schools covers textbook costs, and many credits earned are transferable to public four-year colleges in North Carolina, CCP (or dual enrollment) is an excellent way to get a jump start. Additionally, the list of CCP courses available to students expands options for classes in high school. This is especially helpful for seniors who feel they have "taken everything they want to take."
In addition to adding options for more rigor, CCP classes earn both high school and college credit. Students will see CCP classes reflected on their CMHS transcript. They will also be reflected on the student's RCCC transcript. Courses taken in the CCP College Transfer Pathway earn weighted quality points, similar to AP classes for those in the Class of 2019 and later.
The State of North Carolina pays the tuition for courses taken through the CCP Program. Cabarrus County Schools provides textbooks (or reimbursement; see below) for courses taken during Fall and Spring semesters only. Textbook reimbursements are not available for summer courses. Students are responsible for payment of administrative fees for summer courses.
College Transfer Courses are calculated as AP weight. CTE courses are calculated as standard weight. A select few CTE courses may be calculated as AP weight, but most are standard weight. All courses included on the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) will receive weighted credit in accordance with NCDPI policy GCS-L-004. CTE and other courses not included in the CAA are not eligible for weighted credit per policy.
CCP Eligibility Criteria
To participate in CCP, students must meet criteria set by the State of North Carolina. Those criteria include grade-level limitations, GPA minimums and test scores. In addition to these entry requirements, students should have sufficient high school credits to allow for a no-credit travel period (if one is needed).
- high school Junior or Senior
- 2.8 or higher unweighted GPA
- OR meet minimum test scores on the PSAT, PLAN, ACT, SAT or Accuplacer
Important Facts for CCP Students
Choosing CCP classes means you are ready for the responsibilities of a college class. This includes being knowledgeable about policies of both the high school and community college, where they are similar and where they are not directly aligned. Ignorance is not an excuse, as college students are expected to proactively seek information that impacts their choices.Failing CCP classes will negatively impact your high school and college transcripts and can impact your future eligibility for financial aid and college athletics. Students who become concerned that they may fail their CCP courses should immediately contact the CCP Advisor at RCCC, their RCCC course instructor and high school counselor to request assistance and support. CMHS students who fail CCP courses may not be allowed to continue in the program.Dropping CCP classes outside of the normal CMHS schedule change process/window will result in a WF (Withdraw Failing) on your high school transcript and negatively impact your high school GPA even though the college may allow you to do so. CMHS students may not drop CCP classes outside of the CMHS schedule change process/deadline without the prior consent of their high school counselor.Summer CCP classes are available for students to take after their Junior year only. Students are responsible for any RCCC administrative and/or registration fees as well as books for all summer courses. Fees vary in price but can be $20-80 per course, depending on the course.Students with Disabilities, IEP, or 504 Plans: If a student intends for thier accommodations from an IEP or 504 Plan to be honored in college courses, they will need to see the Office of Accessibility at RCCC in order to complete the intake form and submit documentation: https://www.rccc.edu/accessibility/recommendation-documentation-for-students-with-disabilities/